Advances in Urology / 2012 / Article / Tab 3

Review Article

Correlations between Different Heavy Metals in Diverse Body Fluids: Studies of Human Semen Quality

Table 3

Heavy metal concentrations in seminal, blood plasma, and whole blood.

Lead (μg/dL)Cadmium (μg/dL)Mercury (μg/dL)
Mean (SE)Median (IQR)Mean (SE)Median (IQR)Mean (SE)Median (IQR)

Blood plasma 2.88 (0.22)2.90 (2.72–3.05)0.08 (0.007)0.08 (0.070.08)0.6 (0.22)0.58 (0.42–0.72)
Whole blood 9.75 (2.28)10.10 (7.50–11.90)0.10 (0.02)0.10 (0.09–0.12)1.99 (0.69)1.96 (1.47–2.46)
Seminal plasma 2.93 (0.32)2.90 (2.72–3.15)0.08 (0.01)0.08 (0.07–0.09)1.18 (0.35)1.13 (0.92–1.49)

SE: standard Error, IQR: interquartile range.

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